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WSOP: Seven-Card Stud (1971 to present)

Another classic, Seven-Card Stud, has always been played at the World Series of Poker, including the cash games in 1970.

Game NameSeven-Card Stud
Game TypeStud
Game LimitsLimit
High or LowHigh or Hi/Lo (a.k.a. Stud 8 or Better)1
WSOP Years1971 to present
Buyins$500 to $10,000
Largest Field478 for High (2006 $1,500 event) and 788 for Hi/Lo (2006 $1,000 event)
Notable ChampionsArtie Cobb, Johnny Moss, and Men Nguyen have each won three bracelets in Seven-Card Stud and one in Seven-Card Stud Split. Gary Berland and Jeff Lisandro have both won two titles in Stud and one in Split.
Basic RulesAntes only. Each player is dealt two hole cards and an up card. The player with the lowest card showing is required to bring in for at least the small bet. The best hand showing begins the betting after each of three more up cards and one last hole card are dealt.
HistorySeven-Card Stud, an extension of Five-Card Stud, first became popular during the U.S. Civil War. It spread from the Army to the Navy and from coast to coast, remaining the most popular form of poker all the way until Hold 'Em dethroned it in the 1980s.
NotesThe Women's Championship was contested in Seven-Card Stud from 1977 to 1999 (and mixed Hold 'Em & Stud from 2000 to 2003). The Mixed Doubles event was played in Stud in 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1983.

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